QUT Law researchers want Queensland’s property law to be dragged into the 21st century, saying that buying and selling property could eventually become a seamless online process. To simplify the entire process and save time, money and paper, an overhaul of the 43 –year-old Property Law Act is well overdue, and could indeed be inevitable, as digitisation of most processes is going to happen anyway.
Modifications to many aspects of Queensland’s property law and transactions are on the cards, including creation of electronic deeds, co-ownership, and the law affecting mortgages, leases and easements. Property law needs to keep up with technology being applied to real estate agency and legal practice to ensure continued relevance.
The Centre’s comprehensive review of Queensland’s Property Law Act is online and open for submissions until August 24, 2018.
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